Most Fuel-Efficient Crossover SUVs for 2014

Most Fuel-Efficient Crossover SUVs for 2014

7. Buick Encore
The Buick Encore may be small, but if you’re interested in a high-end crossover that gets great mileage, then this is your choice. The standard features of the Buick Encore Base include 1.4L I-4 138hp engine intercooled turbo, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, rear side-impact airbag, side seat mounted airbags, air conditioning, 18″ aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control.

6. Mazda CX-5
A properly-equipped CX-5 will return up to 29 mpg in combined city and highway driving, making it one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs available. That means you don’t need to give up much fuel economy for year-round capabilities. It features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as standard that gets it 26 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highway in front-wheel-drive form.

5. Nissan Juke
The Nissan Juke is good for a 27 MPG city, 32 MPG highway rating which means it gets 29 MPG combined. It’s also one the cheapest car on our list, starting from just $19,800. Under the hood is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that nets 188 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.

4. Lexus RX 450h
The Lexus RX 450h was the original premium hybrid crossover, and thanks to a 30 mpg combined fuel economy rating, it’s still the most efficient. It also includes a long list of standard features, ranging from automatic headlights to a power rear lift gate, dual-zone automatic climate control and Bluetooth. The only drawback: There’s still no third row. For that, you’ll have to choose the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, which is the next one in our list.